As kids and adults returned from vacation, the B.O. predictably plunged by 40% in Italy and France and by a moderate 23% in Spain and 26% in Germany last weekend. But takings in Japan surged thanks…
CARRYOVERS CHILL-OUT The latest "Lord of the Rings" pic is continuing its strong grosses from 2003 into 2004. Carryovers, typically half the overall…
Spanish cinema attendance dropped for the second year running in 2003, with ticket sales topping out at 131.5 million, 2% down from 134.7 million in 2002, according to figures released Wednesday by…
French cinema admissions fell 5% in 2003 to 175.5 million, but were salvaged from greater decline by the end-of-year box office boost from "Finding Nemo" and "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the…
For the U.S. majors, 2003 ranks as a milestone overseas -- and not just for Disney's Buena Vista Intl., which was the No. 1 studio in the U.S. and abroad, or for Warner Bros. and Miramax, which both…
A pair of box office tracking services crossed T's and dotted I's on final 2003 reports Monday, incorporating official data from closing sessions that previously could only be estimated.
Thanks to a jingoistic war pic and a rare foray into sci-fi, Bollywood had a better 2003 than 2002 and is looking forward to the trend continuing.
It's official: 2003 was a yawn at the box office. At least that seems the collective response of American moviegoers, with admissions off almost 5%.
Barrelling through its third orbit overseas, "The Lord of the Rings" finale amassed an estimated $53 million last weekend, propelling its foreign cume to $385 million and lifting its worldwide take…
New Line's franchise-capper "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" capped its domination of the holiday marketplace by three-peating atop the box office over the post-New Year's weekend.
Thank the Lord for "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King." That was the mantra from international distribs and exhibs as 2003 drew to a close amid sizzling returns for the finale of Peter…
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